Listening Tree is a counselling, consultancy and training service. We are dedicated to improving emotional well-being and mental health in children and young people in areas where there is currently no other support available. We do this through services designed to educate and support both children and young people, as well as the adults around them. We are a Community Interest Company, meaning that whilst we have to be sustainable, we are a ‘not for profit’ company.
We pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable, and our services are designed in a person-centred and integrative, therapeutic framework. Our counsellors and therapists use a wide range of both talking therapies and creative interventions. Through their therapist, clients experience a positive relationship in which they can form healthy attachments. In so doing so, they feel safe to explore their inner worlds and begin positive changes.
As Bowlby maintained:
“The therapist strives to be reliable, attentive, empathic, and sympathetically responsive to his client’s exploration, and also to encourage his patient to explore the world of his thoughts, feelings and actions.” (2005:172)
We work with individual families, schools and colleges, workplaces and communities. Our school and college based counselling and training services are designed to strengthen and fit within the existing pastoral system of a school or college. We develop a bespoke package for each school through initial meetings with Senior Leaders and pupils or students, where the needs of the school or college can be assessed and clear guidelines for referral developed.
If you are considering setting up this kind of support for children and young people in your school, college, community or organisation, please contact us for an informal discussion.
All our counsellors and therapists are fully trained and registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and are on their Accredited Voluntary Register. The counsellors operate within the BACP ‘Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy’.
We are dedicated to improving emotional well-being and mental health in children and young people in areas where there is currently no other support available.
Sally Proctor DIP Coun. MBACP
Sally originally trained as a nurse and qualified as a counsellor in 2006. She has worked in the NHS and the Voluntary sector where she established a specialist children and young people’s bereavement service. Sally now also works for a national bereavement charity as well as Listening Tree.
M: 07730 650568
Annie Mann Grad.Dip. MBACP
Annie graduated as a counsellor in 2009. She has extensive experience of working therapeutically with both adults and children. She successfully set up and run a school counselling practice in Blackpool and now divides her time between working for a local cancer charity and Listening Tree.
M: 07909 220757